Why Most Process Servers Go Out-of-Business
Isn’t it amazing that you often call an old phone number for a process server who you found in the past only to discover that the quantity has been disconnected? Unfortunately, it happens frequently that is because too many process servers do not take what they do significantly enough to make their business successful.
How do I understand? I have been training process servers for the past 29 years and have been a process server myself since 1978. I’ve individually trained over 1700 process servers nationwide and have seen most of them come and go. It’s not that these were not well trained – I’d never say that.
it is that they found a career that they thought was profitable but they failed to do the “business” area of the business. It must be pointed out that most process servers are capable and reliable. It’s the few who aren’t proficient in their field that finish up going out of business.
- Report work progress and any problems confronted to the Test Business lead or Project Manager as required
- Create top-down Virtual BI instances
- Planning is the principal function of management
- Set up telephone service
- Promotion and nurturing Self Help Groups/Joint Liability Groups
Jerry was a process server who was simply introduced to the business by his cousin. He liked the versatile hours but didn’t like paying his own expenses. He had always worked for someone else as a worker and the transition to becoming an independent contractor was a large paradigm change for him. Eventually, he became familiar with being accountable for overhead in trade for the self-employment income that he was getting.
It was a change from payroll to revenue. The only problem was he spent everything he made, and when some of his large accounts fell behind on obligations to him significantly, he was pressured to close his doorways. Process serving is similar to any job – it requires an effective education, the required tools of the trade, and a good business sense. The education and training will be the easy part.
Obtaining the tools of the trade is doable. It’s the good business sense, that creates a problem. Many process servers went into business for themselves after doing work for a short while for another person. They noticed the chance to make a serious income by owning their own company but often didn’t have the proper business experience.
They lacked the abilities of marketing, time management, personnel development, and all of the proficiencies needed to be a successful business person. Thus, they failed or struggled! Not a self-starter: When you work for someone else it is simple to obey the noisy alarms and go to work on a daily schedule. However, when you work for yourself, as most process servers do, it isn’t always easy to build up a habit of working when there is certainly nobody to let you know what is to be achieved. Good process servers understand the necessity to be a self-starter.
Great process servers are “go-getters! Don’t have good marketing skills: All businesses, both small and large, must find a way to let customers/clients understand the benefits of doing business with them. The same is true with process servers – offering benefits than offering the merchandise rather. Marketing skills are easily learned but the strategies change regularly with the advent of technology and modern ways of getting the word out about your services.
Do not understand what it takes to perform a business: Most new process servers getting started are either young (20’s) or retired (often from police). Young people often don’t have good business skills based on insufficient experience while former law enforcement officers previously worked for the government and likely weren’t subjected to the rigors of being self-employed. Aren’t honest in everything they are doing: This problem is bigger than you may wish to believe.